|Location||Left Hand Mine
|Primary Skills||Enchanting, Heavy Armor, Smithing|
|Faction(s)||CrimeFactionReach; JobMinerFaction; KolskeggrGatFaction; LeftHandMinersBarracksFaction; PotentialMarriageFaction; TownKolskeggrMineFaction; TownLeftHandMineFaction|
Gat gro-Shargakh is an Orc miner. He and Pavo Attius were the only miners to survive the Forsworn invasion of Kolskeggr Mine. Both have fled to Left Hand Mine. Should you clear out the Forsworn from Kolskeggr during the related quest, Gat will return to the mine. If Gat happens to die, his remains can be found in the Markarth Hall of the Dead.
He wears the standard miner's clothes and a pair of boots. He wields a pickaxe and carries a key to the Left Hand Miner's Barracks, a key to Pavo's House, and a selection of lower-class gold and loot.
He can initially be found outside of Left Hand with Pavo, and waits their as Pavo and Skaggi. When the towns disperses he heads with Pavo to the Miner's Barracks where he now stays in there twenty-four hours a day. When the mines are reopened, he heads back to Kolskeggr to get to work. He now wakes up at 8am and immediately heads to the mines and works for twelve hours. At 10pm he heads back to Pavo's House and relaxes for four hours. Then finally at midnight, he heads to bed and goes asleep.
When he's at Left Hand, he often talks about Kolskeggr and seems relieved that he lived through the attack, "Pavo and I had to fight our way out of Kolskeggr. Forsworn killed everyone else." or "Thank Malacath we got out of Kolskeggr alive." He also shows some admiration for Pavo, saying, "Don't know what I would have done without Pavo. Man's braver than he admits." When he's back mining at Kolskeggr, he'll be glad to be back, saying, "It's good to be mining again." or "I've never seen Pavo so happy. It's good to be back in Kolskeggr."
At Left Hand, he can be seen having the following conversations with Pavo:
Gat: "Well I'm glad you were there. I don't know how I would have gotten past the Forsworn without you."
Pavo: "Are you all right, Gat?"
Gat: "Still shaken from all the fighting, my friend. It's been too long since I had to kill someone."
Pavo: "Thank the Divines we survived that."
Gat: "Those Forsworn were fierce fighters. Fiercer than I could have imagined."
When he's back at Kolskeggr, he can be seen having the following conversations with Pavo:
Gat: "I feel like we're mining even more ore than before."
Pavo: "It's the rush of good fortune, my friend. It makes you work harder."
Pavo: "Are you worried the Forsworn might return?"
Gat: "I doubt the Forsworn would risk holding this mine a second time. They lost many of their warriors."
Pavo: "Do you remember the Legion? Fighting the Thalmor in the Great War?"
Gat: "There were many good battles, friend. I miss those days."
Pavo: "You miss them? I don't know how many times I feared for my life."
Gat: "You didn't die. A battle you live through is a great honor."
Pavo: "Did you ever want to return to your stronghold? Go back to your family?"
Gat: "I would need to challenge the chief, and take his head, to return home. I'd rather stay here."
Pavo: "Don't tell me you, of all people, are afraid of a battle."
Gat: "If you had to kill your own brother to be allowed back home, you'd think twice as well."
 Related Quests
- Kolskeggr Mine: Clear the Forsworn from Kolskeggr Mine.
- The Bonds of Matrimony: Find someone in Skyrim to marry.
- Fulfilling the quest and letting the poor miners reclaim control of Kolskeggr Mine will not really help them. The Forsworn will respawn the next time you visit the cell and kill them off if you aren't quick enough. It's possible to save them; just make sure that you quickly dispatch the two Forsworn near the bridge. The miners and a guard will easily dispatch the one at the top.